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Directory of Services & Information

Rabies (Sick or dead bats/birds)

Hotline to report dead birds or rabies in LA County: (877) 747-2243.

For bat removal, please contact a local animal control agency or Veterinary Public Health.

Rabies Vaccination Program

Animal Care and Control, Department of  – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882

Holds rabies vaccination clinics at various sites during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Visit the department website or contact a local animal shelter for rabies vaccination clinic dates, times, and locations.

Radiological Management

3530 Wilshire Blvd, 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7387
Fax: (213) 351-2718

Provides expertise and responds to radiation exposure incidents, complaints, and inquiries for all of Los Angeles County.

Rainfall and Runoff Records

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6379 runoff
(626) 458-6169 rainfall

Rain damage - repair of damaged and washed out roadways
Phone (800) 675-4357

Real Estate Fraud and Information Program

(see Consumer Affairs, Department of)

Real Estate Records

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2207, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2133
Website: or

Real estate records for Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by name and year the document was recorded. You may search the indexes in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, except holidays, and Third Thursday of the month between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For written requests provide title of the document, names listed on the document; and year the document was recorded.

If you do not know the exact year the document was recorded, you must give the years you want searched. The search fee is 50 cents per name, per year searched, $1 minimum. Make check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The search fee is non-refundable. A “no record statement” will be issued if no record is found. Send request and fee to: Los Angeles Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk, Real Estate Records, P.O. Box 53195, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0195.

Telephone requests for searches of real estate indexes are not accepted.


Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
(888) 253-2652

Regional Planning, Department of

Rm.  1360, Hall of Records
  320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012

  General  information...................................................... (213)  974-6411
  Zoning  violations......................................................... (213)  974-6453
  ............................................................................... or  (213) 974-6483
  County  Connect Line.................................................... (888)  924-4357

From Antelope Valley to L.A. offices
  use  toll-free (661) 272-0964
  TDD:  (213) 617-2292

Para  informacion en espanol
  (213)  974-6466

Public  counter and phone inquiries:
  Hours:  Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. –   5:30 p.m., Wed. 8:30 a.m.   – 5:30 p.m., Closed Fridays.

Establishes  and maintains a continuing comprehensive long-range process for the physical,  social, and economic development of the County; prepares and maintains area and  community plans and administers the County's subdivision and zoning ordinances;  develops and maintains a base of information on housing and demographic  conditions in the County; and develops programs to encourage effectuation of  the County's General Plan.

Regional Planning Commission
  Rm. 150,  Hall of Records
  320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone  (213) 974-6409

Registrar of Voters

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1024 Norwalk 90651-1024
Phone (562) 466-1310
TDD: (562) 462-2259

Website: or Provides information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements. Issues and accepts voter registration forms and absentee voter applications. Provides public officials roster, voter guides, polling place locations. For a list of branch offices, See "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Website: or

Records, maintains and issues copies of records of real estate transactions, births, deaths, and marriages in Los Angeles County. Maintains filings of fictitious business name statements, administers notary public oaths and authenticates notary signatures. Issues marriage licenses and performs marriage ceremonies (by appointment).


Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Rm. (562) 462-2137
Real Estate Recording Procedures, Rm. (562) 462-2125
Real Estate Records Copies, Rm. 2207 (562) 462-2133
Transfer Tax (562) 462-2125
Business Filings & Registration, Rm. 2001 (562) 462-2177

Branch offices issue copies of death and marriage from 1997- present and birth records from 1964-present. Accepts requests for real estate records to be mailed from Norwalk office. Lancaster, LAX Airport and Van Nuys district offices accept real estate documents for recording.

For a list of branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices

Beverly Hills Branch Office
9355 Burton Way, 1st FIr., Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 288-1261
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, provides and accepts voter registration forms and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

East Los Angeles Branch Office
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022-1208
Phone (323) 260-2991
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Florence/Firestone Branch Office
7807 S. Compton Ave., 1st Floor, Los Angeles 90001
Telephone (323) 586-6192
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lancaster Branch Office
1028 W. Ave. J-2, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 945-6446
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LAX Airport Branch Court
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6 FIr., Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6142
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Van Nuys Branch Office
14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 376-71766 (birth, death, marriage info).
Phone (818) 376-7191 (business filings and registration, document recording)
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reservations – Facilities and Programs


Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 


(See Food Safety)
Public Health, Department of

Provides requirements for retail food establishments, a list of restaurant ratings, and a list of restaurants that have been closed due to health violations on the Internet at

Restaurant owners and managers may report suspected fraud by county restaurant inspector by calling (800) 544-6861.

Road Maintenance

Public Works,  Department of
Road Maintenance  Division
900    S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981

Maintains almost 3,215 miles of major roads and  local streets in unincorporated areas and 1,785 miles in 20 cities. Maintenance  activities include street sweeping, pavement patching, sidewalk repair, and  vegetation control.

To report  road-related problems or request for service (potholes, tree trimming, street  drainage, etc.) log onto dpwrequest

To check for road  closures, log onto

Freeways and highways  are maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): 

Roadside Trees